*Wide Awake* Mocha Protein Shake

  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 5m

This smoothie tastes incredible, and if you love chocolate and coffee then you will love it too!

It’s high in protein and perfect for either a morning on the go or for before or after a work-out for muscle repair (if taken before a work-out it could help you to work out harder and for longer as caffeine has been shown to improve endurance).



  • 1 scoop of Chocolate & Caramel Protein*
  • 300ml unsweetened almond/soya milk
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp (15g) plain yoghurt - optional
  • 1 small frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 4 coffee ice-cubes**

*I use Sativa Viva High Pro – it’s vegan/vegetarian, gluten & dairy free and sweetened with natural stevia (hence its name!) or Purition for an all natural chocolate protein powder, which I have reviewed [here]. You could also use My Protein Whey protein powder in chocolate flavour.

– if you don’t want to use/don’t have a protein powder, use hot chocolate powder or skimmed milk powder for the protein boost plus stevia (natural sweetener) to sweeten and/or extra cocoa.


**To make coffee ice-cubes simple mix 200ml of boiling water with 3 tsp of coffee granules and allow to partly cool before pouring into an ice-cube tray (200ml makes ~14 cubes) and freezing over-night.

Coffee Icecubes



Step 1

Add the protein powder, milk, cocoa, yoghurt (optional), frozen banana & coffee ice-cubes to your blender*

Step 2

Blend until smooth

Step 3



.. you can also make this shake without the coffee for a delicious before-bed drink!



*I now use and recommend the Tribest Personal Blender!


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

Mocha Protein Shake

Mocha Protein Shake

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*This blog post contains affiliate links. I was sent the Sativa protein for personal use. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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Recipe Comments

Comments (10)

  1. posted by Gemma on May 19, 2013

    this looks just like a starbucks drink! I will have to try it myself … but could i leave out the protein powder? gemma x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 19, 2013

      Hey! It’s delicious! Instead of protein powder I’d add ~ 1/2 tbsp cocoa +/- stevia & maybe some skimmed milk powder or just more yoghurt! Hope it works – do let me know!

  2. posted by Nicole kane on May 21, 2013

    Can’t wait to try this!,

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 22, 2013

      It’s so good!! Do let me know what you think 🙂

  3. posted by Anita Smith on May 22, 2013

    I made this yesterday after a really tough indoor bike session and it was perfect. As it is ice cold it really helped to cool me down as well as making me feel so much better after my tough workout. Loved making the coffee ice cubes too! Thanks 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 22, 2013

      Aw thanks for your lovely comment- so glad to hear you like the shake as much as me!! Nic x

  4. posted by Sara on June 18, 2013

    I loved this for breakfast this morning and used vanilla coffee granules in mine 🙂 x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 19, 2013

      Oooh that sounds amazing!! I love the sound of flavoured coffee granules.. or you could add vanilla stevia drops to regular coffee.. oooh I can’t wait to try this now! Thanks for your comment Sara 🙂 x

  5. posted by Jo Sharp on September 9, 2013

    YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!!! I dont think I even need to add to this comment! Made no changes to the recipe and it was perfect! so good after my workout – I want one everyday!!! 🙂

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 9, 2013

      Hehe, I had this on Sunday too – love it so much! I give you permission to have it every day too 😉 xx


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